The Squad Dems are just painful and it is just amazing that people actually voted them into office. Just how bad were the other candidates? Did they have a pulse? AOC once again proved her brilliance with her latest claim about crime. The Squad Dem claimed that we need to stop building jails if we want to stop crime…
“If we want to reduce violent crime, if we want to reduce the number of people in our jails, the answer is to stop building more of them,’” Ocasio-Cortez said during a Bronx event Thursday.
“The answer is to make sure that we actually build more hospitals, we pay organizers, we get people mental health care and overall health care, employment, etc. It’s to support communities, not throw them away.”
The New York Rep. slammed jails as “garbage bins” for people who are actually suffering from mental health issues.
“When you actually open a door to a jail and look at who is inside an enormous amount of people are dealing with untreated mental health issues,” she said.
“It is not acceptable for us to use jails as garbage bins for human beings. We need to treat people and so it is not a place for us to throw people for whom we do not want to invest in the actual holistic issues of their lives.”
Jails are not a new thing. We have been using them to confine those who commit crimes practically forever. They work as a deterrent and they keep those that commit crimes away from the general public. They give criminals time to think about what they did wrong. But jails do not commit crimes, nor is their existence increasing crime rates. They keep criminals off the streets.
We do have a mental health problem in this country, but jails are not causing those either. So what AOC should have said, is that we need to focus on the mental health problems that are not being addressed in this country, instead of this nonsense about jails. But I guess that would make too much sense.